Lorenzo to miss season finale at Valencia
2 November 2011 – Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo will not participate in this weekend’s Valencia MotoGP season finale. The outgoing Champion continues to make good progress in recovery following plastic surgery to repair damage to the ring finger of his left hand sustained at Phillip Island three weeks ago.
Although taking part in the event would be possible, the Mallorcan’s injuries require further recovery time to allow him to ride at a fully competitive level.
Japanese Yamaha test rider and Superbike competitor Katsuyuki Nakasuga will make his second appearance in the premier class on behalf of Lorenzo.